FORMER Wanderers midfielder turned Sky TV pundit Keith Andrews has fired a broadside at Ken Anderson’s recent statement on the Christian Doidge affair.

Speaking on his webcast – The Keith Andrews Show – the Irishman was highly critical of the Bolton owner’s communication on the club’s official website.

Anderson has taken aim at Forest Green owner Dale Vince, among others, in a week where Wanderers’ financial problems have attracted widespread national media attention.

“The statement Ken Anderson put out, I think is disgusting,” Andrews said on Off the Ball.

“It’s unsavoury and not how you should be conducting yourself.

“Phil Parkinson has pulled off miracles at that football club. Unreal.

“The way that club has gone and declined is just sad.”

Andrews is due to visit the University of Bolton Stadium next Monday to provide analysis for Sky Sports – a game at which Wanderers fans have planned a protest against the club’s ownership.

“The way he is – Ken Anderson… I’m doing a game there on Monday week and I can’t wait to get stuck into him,” he added.

Andrews also spoke about his time at Bolton, which began after they were relegated from the Premier League under Owen Coyle in June 2012.

After signing a lucrative three-year deal the former Ireland international featured regularly in his first season but was then loaned out to Brighton, Watford and MK Dons as he fell out of favour with new boss Dougie Freedman.

He explained: “I signed for them after the Euros in 2012, and I’m not even exaggerating, after a couple of weeks off and after my first day’s training I was driving home and I was actually thinking: ‘What have I done?’

“I felt like I’d walked into a circus. It was like a social club. There was no structure with anything.

“No structure, no discipline, you could see within the space of one day why they’d been relegated by the habits the club had. From that, there were financial problems even then and it spiralled out of control.”

Andrews feels his reputation with Bolton fans suffered because of the club’s subsequent financial downfall in the second tier.

“I signed bang on the parachute payments,” he said. “Bolton fans don’t like me because they see me as the timing of when the financial things went down.

“I had three years in total but I had a year there, then the other two on loan for full seasons because they didn’t want me there, I didn’t want to be there.”